Stretched to the point of breaking by financial worries, your job or trouble on the home front? Wish you knew a sure-fire way to combat unnecessary stress? Well, worry about de-stressing no more: the answer is right here. The secret is simple: Read a book. It’s good for you. From The Telegraph:
[Reading] works better and faster than other methods to calm frazzled nerves such as listening to music, going for a walk or settling down with a cup of tea, research found.So go on: who needs more permission than that? Run down to your favorite bookstore or the library and grab a book. For your own good. The Telegraph piece is here.
Psychologists believe this is because the human mind has to concentrate on reading and the distraction of being taken into a literary world eases the tensions in muscles and the heart.